Center for Multicultural Initiatives (CMI)

North Foundation Hall, Room 104
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309
(location map)
(248) 370-4404

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m

Black Excellence Celebratory

The Black Excellence Celebratory is a pre-commencement celebration to honor African and African American students who through unbending determination have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from Oakland University. The Celebratory is representative of African and African American culture and heritage, encompasses or embodies the value of community and scholarship and concludes with a Kente Stole presentation. This is a Celebration for Graduates to be recognized for their accomplishments and will provide a charge to them for the future. Students are honored together form similar commendations and their families also get the opportunity to celebrate their hard work and commitment.

Participation in the 2022 OU Black Excellence Celebratory is open to all OU undergraduate and graduate students who earned their degree summer 2021, fall 2021, and who will earn their degree winter 2022, and summer 2022 (must apply by January 31 to participate).

Students must apply to graduate to participate in the Black Excellence Celebratory. For more information on applying to graduate, please visit

2022 Event Details

April 24th, 2022 | 4 - 6 p.m.
Oakland Center, Founders Ballrooms